3rd Dissemination Conference

The 3rd Dissemination Conference was held in Brussels (Committee of the Regions), 22 November 2012. Under the topic "Chemical Clusters – Cores for Future Innovation” the project partners presented current results of activities and discussed the resulting recommendations with representatives from politics and industry.

The well chosen board of speakers gave an overview about a wide range of interesting topics related to the chemical industry in connection with Europe.

All presentations held at the conference are available now:

Pilot Project “Open Innovation”
Challenges and Opportunities for the Chemical Industry
Interregional cooperation - State of play and perspectives
Smart Specialisation
Pilot Project “Chemical Parks as Knowledge Sites”
Pilot Project “Skills Foresight”
ChemClust Best Practice Guide

2nd Dissemination Conference

The 2nd Dissemination Conference took place in Leverkusen (North Rhine-Westfalia), 14 November 2011. Under the topic "Chemical parks as innovative production model of the future? - Chances and challenges for Europe" more than 80 experts from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Netherland and even China came together in the ChemPark Leverkusen.
Among others the following presentations were held and are available for download:

The Chemical Park Concept - advantages and requirements
(Dr. Ernst Grigat, Head of CHEMPARK Leverkusen)

Challenges for innovative and energy efficient production in chemical parks: Development of sustainable butyl rubber production as an example for successful cooperation of industry and science
(Dr. Hanns-Ingolf Paul, Head of Global Technology of the Business Unit Butyl Rubber, LANXESS AG)

The view from the Netherlands: Perspectives and needs for chemical parks
(Peter Groenen Managing Director Sitech Services (NL)

Energy as location factor: consequences of German energy policy on chemical parks and "Verbund"-structures (Pierre Kramer, Head of site development, InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG)

Similarities and differences in needs and location factors of chemical parks in the European chemical regions (Dr. Nils Naujok, Principal, Booz & Company GmbH)



The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC , financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention . EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

INTERREG IVC European Regional Development Fund